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Slide 1 GRASSLAND RESERVE PROGRAM (GRP) Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation.

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1 Slide 1 GRASSLAND RESERVE PROGRAM (GRP) Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service

2 Slide 2 GRP - Purpose Assist landowners restore and conserve grassland, rangeland, and certain other lands, by protecting those grazing lands most at-risk from conversion.

3 Slide 3 GRP - General Awaiting interim rule release Administered jointly by the FSA and the NRCS

4 Slide 4 GRP - General No more than two million acres enrolled through National allowance - $49.9 million 60 percent of funds for easements and 30 year agreements nationally

5 Slide 5 GRP - Prohibited Uses Production of crops, fruit trees, vineyards that require breaking the soil surface Any other activity that would disturb the surface of the land except appropriate identified land management activities

6 Slide 6 GRP – Reserved Activities Common grazing practices consistent with conservation plan Haying, mowing, or harvesting for seed production Fire rehabilitation and construction of firebreaks and fences

7 Slide 7 GRP – Enrollment Options Easements –Permanent –30-Year Agreements –10, 15, 20, and 30-year

8 Slide 8 GRP – Payments Easements -Permanent - fair market value less grazing value -30-Year – 30 percent of fair market value less grazing value Agreements -Annual rental payments - not more that 75 percent of grazing value

9 Slide 9 GRP – Payments Restoration -In conjunction with easement or agreement -Up to 90 percent on uncultivated -Up to 75 percent on restored grasslands

10 Slide 10 GRP – Selecting Offers CCC shall emphasize: –Support for grazing operations –Plant and animal diversity –Greatest threat of conversion

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